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Boudewijn Rempt, replying to Brook Conner:

>> I *believe* it is from the book "Gnomes" by Portviet (sp?), a large,
>
>I didn't know Rien Poortvliet had spread that far... He's a Dutch
>illustrator - I hesitate to call him an artist, despite his great
>technical prowess. The Dutch title is 'De Kabouter'. Can't remember
>much about a language, though. Essentially, it's a kind of conservative
>ecological manifest.

The Poortvliet book was translated into English as "Gnomes", and
was a best-seller in the US during the early 80s.  The word "slitzweitz"
does indeed come from that book.

Matt.